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Fav varietals

By BadMan | December 17, 2008


Just seeing if there’s anyone around on this wonderful wine blogsite!

Just an informal poll here – what’s your favorite type of wine?  I like Cabernet Sauvignon and the other 4 Bordeaux red varietals blended together (some say there are 6 total – I find that a marketing ploy).  So – for those keeping score at home – in addition to Cab there is Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec, and of course Merlot – all best when blended together exhibiting the nose and structure components unique to the greatest wine making region on Earth – right bank Bordeaux.  Yes, you read that right – more on that later.  Next up I like something that will cause eyes to roll and foreheads to furrow – the white wine Chenin Blanc.  And when I say Chenin Blanc I mean Vouvray, not the American swill that has no heart and even less soul.  After that it’s back to reds with Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, followed by Sauvignon Blanc.  Lastly Syrah can be good, although outside Penfolds Grange it’s often more miss than hit.

I DON’T tend to like or enjoy Champagne or her sparkling sisters.  I’ve never (for artistic exaggeration’s sake) had a Pinot Noir I could tolerate; the same could be said for blush wines and sweet wines (with the exception of a bracingly acidic Sauternes).

I’ve often been heard to loudly exclaim: “Get that damn Pinot out of my glass!”

So what are your likes/dislikes?

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One Response to “Fav varietals”

  1. Glenn Says:
    December 24th, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Surprised there is no mention of Chardonnay. Or could someone interest you in a Sangiovese or a fine Nebbiolo?


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